Advise about shooting ISS transit of 3rd quarter moon at sunset

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Jeff Bondono Regular Member • Posts: 380
Advise about shooting ISS transit of 3rd quarter moon at sunset

I'm near the centerline of an ISS Transit over the 3rd quarter moon this Wednesday, 4  minutes before sunset.  61 degrees altitude in my sky, and ISS is 210 miles altitude from Earth.  I hope to get about 5 shots in the 0.58 second transit.

My question: I can position myself so the ISS transits mainly the bright half of the moon, mainly the dark half, or both equally.  I suppose the safe bet is to transit both equally, but part of me thinks the ISS will be brightly lit by sunlight at this time and altitude, so it might be a better shot to shoot it against the dark half of the moon.  Any thoughts or experience shooting a near-sunrise or near-sunset transit against dark vs bright moon?

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